ERIC Number: ED192653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
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The Impact of Implementing Title IX in a Predominantly Black Public University.
Simmons, Gertrude L.
Information on the impact of implementing Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments at Florida A and M University, a predominantly Black public university, is presented. Title IX assures everyone regardless of sex an equal opportunity to learn a skill, choose a course of study, advance in status, participate in a sport, receive a scholarship, or otherwise benefit from the offerings of any institution supported by federal aid. The regulations apply in three main areas: admission of students, treatment of students, and employment in the institution. Treatment of students relates to access to and participation in course offerings, and all extracurricular activities including student organizations and athletics. It is upon the enforcement of the regulations related to intercollegiate athletics that the most heated discussions have taken place. Compliance is evaluated in terms of elimination of discrimination in athletic programs and elimination of the discriminatory effects of the historic emphasis on men's sports. Doubt about the per capita method of providing money to women's sports is expressed, and a breakdown of the financial aspects of the men's and women's athletic programs is presented. In relation to employment, the employer must provide equal pay to male and female employees performing the same work, and no female may be excluded from employment because of pregnancy. Actions taken by Florida A and M to comply with the regulations regarding employees are described. (SW)
Descriptors: Athletics, Black Colleges, College Admission, College Faculty, College Students, Compliance (Legal), Educational Opportunities, Employment Practices, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Females, Higher Education, Males, Personnel Policy, Sex Discrimination, State Colleges, Teacher Salaries, Womens Athletics
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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